Claire Heffron - Glow-throated Hummingbird
A3. Acrylic paint, gold leaf on stretched canvas
"I knew I wanted to represent a bird of Central America rainforest as it is a habitat that is perhaps overlooked or not considered as being vulnerable yet 66% of deforestation in Central America has happened in the past 40 years. The Glow Throated hummingbird is a victim of this devastation. A timid, rare bird found only in Western Panama and is so endangered I couldnâ€™t find any photos, so I created the artwork using a combination of images of its closest cousin, the scintillating hummingbird creating the colours from scientific sketches and field notes."
Claire is a
wildlife artist who is completely passionate about all kinds of animals. Her
foremost goal is to help endangered species through her art by using a
mixture of mediums to create unique, individual artwork to showcase the